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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20002,000307,770 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,054268,106
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,136283,277 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,370243,424 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,253284,551 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,428241,043 Illinois (64th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,545238,211 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,601337,717 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,749201,163 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,790208,715 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,9262,613,978

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,288
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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162.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,246
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  70/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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163.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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164.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,232
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  77/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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165.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,216
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  74/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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167.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,205
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  79/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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168.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  78/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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169.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  78/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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170.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:2,184
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  78/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 105 11%
2003 105 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 577 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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